WorldCat Identities

Harker, Lesley

Overview
Works: 174 works in 427 publications in 4 languages and 18,815 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Nursery rhymes  Board books  Picture books  Fiction  Pictorial works  Fairy tales  Big books  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lesley Harker
Don't call me special : a first look at disability by Pat Thomas( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This picture book explores questions and concerns about disability in a simple and reassuring way. Younger children can find out what a disability is, and learn how people deal with their disabilities to live happy and full lives. Written by a psychotherapist and counselor, this book helps to foster acceptance and tolerance of people who are in some way "different."
I miss you : a first look at death by Pat Thomas( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the difficult issue of death for young children. Feelings and questions about this sensitive subject are looked at in a simple but realistic way. Written by a psychotherapist and counselor this book helps children to understand their loss and to come to terms with their feelings
My family's changing : a first look at family break up by Pat Thomas( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unusual picture book for younger children explores the issue of divorce. The author of this book is a psychotherapist and counselor and helps children to face their fears, worries and questions when their family is going through a break-up
Stop picking on me : a first look at bullying by Pat Thomas( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This approachable picture book explores the difficult issue of bullying in reassuringly simple term. The fears, worries, and questions surrounding this upsetting experience are made accessible to young children
I can be safe : a first look at safety by Pat Thomas( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the importance of understanding what is safe and what is not. Looks at how to feel safe at home, at school, in the playground, in the street and elsewhere. Includes notes for parents and teachers. Suggested level: junior
The goblin baby by Berlie Doherty( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After nine-year-old Tam's baby sister is stolen away by faeries and replaced by a goblin baby, he must journey to the land of the faeries to retrieve her and bring her back home
My amazing body : a first look at health and fitness by Pat Thomas( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lively picture book explores the importance of a good diet and exercise, and encourages kids to make positive decisions about caring for themselves
The skin I'm in : a first look at racism by Pat Thomas( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple explanation of racism, its basic causes, and the ways in which it can lead to unfair practices
Twinkle, twinkle, little star by Jane Taylor( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and German and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two determined children follow the star to a stable
My manners matter : a first look at being polite by Pat Thomas( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boys and girls learn that good manners are a simple way of showing kindness and respect to people they know--and to people they don't know. They are shown that being polite makes working and playing together more enjoyable for everyone
I'm telling the truth : a first look at honesty by Pat Thomas( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children are shown that although being honest can be hard sometimes, it is worth it. Everyone likes people who speak the truth and keep their word
Is it right to fight? : a first look at anger by Pat Thomas( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains anger as a normal part of life and discusses how to deal with it
My new family : a first look at adoption by Pat Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains adoption, the feelings of insecurity that such a situation may cause, and the nature of biological parents, adoptive parents, and foster parents
Do I have to go to school? : a first look at starting school by Pat Thomas( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Books in the popular and growing" A First Look At" series speak directly to preschool and early-grades kids, encouraging them to explore their feelings and talk to trusted elders about things that bother them. These titles also give them a start in developing basic social skills, as well as explain things that might otherwise make kids anxious. The books are filled with child-friendly color illustrations and easy-to-understand text. Children are shown that school is an important place where they learn about the world outside their family, and where they begin to discover the joy of encountering new things, meeting new people, and having new experiences
Why is it so hard to breathe? : a first look at asthma by Pat Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A picture book for children that explains what asthma is and how to live with it
Why am I so tired? : a first look at childhood diabetes by Pat Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This picture book helps children understand that with a little care, anyone with diabetes can live a normal life
Why do I feel scared? : a first look at being brave by Pat Thomas( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces young readers to the importance of being brave in different ways, even when it is uncomfortable or scary, and advises them that being scared of some things is normal, but they can still show courage when they are afraid
Do I have to go to the dentist? : a first look at healthy teeth by Pat Thomas( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visit to the dentist can be a scary experience. This good-humored story emphasizes the dentist's role as a friend and advisor who ensures that boys and girls have healthy teeth and attractive smiles. Features an advice to parents section
I can do it! : a first look at not giving up by Pat Thomas( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces young readers to the importance of learning to do new things, even when they are very difficult, and advises them to not be afraid of failure or making mistakes
This is my family : a first look at same-sex parents by Pat Thomas( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introduces children to families that have parents of the same sex"--Page 4 of cover
 
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Don't call me special : a first look at disability
Alternative Names
하커, 레슬리

Languages
English (127)

Spanish (5)

Catalan (4)

German (1)

Covers
I miss you : a first look at deathMy family's changing : a first look at family break upStop picking on me : a first look at bullyingI can be safe : a first look at safetyThe goblin babyMy amazing body : a first look at health and fitnessThe skin I'm in : a first look at racismTwinkle, twinkle, little star